Population of world’s strangest plant threatened by climate change
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Population of world’s strangest plant threatened by climate change

By Jake Buehler Climate change could put the weird Welwitschia plant in dangerEvenfh/Getty ImagesThe Welwitschia plant is one of the world’s strangest and most resilient plants, living in…

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How the coronavirus pandemic is affecting wildlife and conservation
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How the coronavirus pandemic is affecting wildlife and conservation

By Michael Marshall Protecting the world’s threatened species is more difficult during the coronavirus pandemicVille Palonen / AlamyWhile the lockdowns in many countries have allowed animals to roam…

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HPV vaccine linked to fewer premature births in Australia
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HPV vaccine linked to fewer premature births in Australia

By Alice Klein Vaccines for the HPV virus, picture above, are linked to lower rates of premature birthBSIP SA / AlamyWidespread HPV vaccination appears to have prevented thousands…

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UK needs contact strategy to prevent second wave of covid-19
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UK needs contact strategy to prevent second wave of covid-19

By Sam Wong , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool A commuter wearing a protective face shield at London Waterloo railway station in London.Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via…

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Covid recovery could ‘tip the balance’ for nature
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Covid recovery could ‘tip the balance’ for nature

Image copyright Victoria Gill Environmental scientists have called for the conservation of nature to be at the centre of the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. With countries…

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A large moon might be hugging an object in the outer solar system
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A large moon might be hugging an object in the outer solar system

By Jonathan O’Callaghan An artist’s impression of the object known as 2002 TC302Historic Collection / Alamy StocAn object on the outer edges of the solar system may have…

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The strange physics of why blue jays look blue even though they aren’t
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The strange physics of why blue jays look blue even though they aren’t

Watching birds is great entertainment, and there's fascinating physics behind how some get their colours, says Chanda Prescod-Weinstein Life | Comment 20 May 2020 RooM the Agency /…

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Nasa SpaceX launch: Astronauts get to work ahead of historic flight
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Nasa SpaceX launch: Astronauts get to work ahead of historic flight

Image copyright NASA Image caption Behnken (L) and Hurley (R) flew in from the Johnson Space Center in Texas Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have flown…

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Earliest known man with Native American DNA ancestry lived in Siberia
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Earliest known man with Native American DNA ancestry lived in Siberia

By Layal Liverpool The fragmented tooth of a man who lived 14,000 years agoG. PavlenokA man who lived in Siberia about 14,000 years ago is the earliest known…

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Tiny robots can travel through rushing blood to deliver drugs
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Tiny robots can travel through rushing blood to deliver drugs

By Donna Lu The flow of blood can’t hold back tiny drug-delivery robotsScience Photo Library / AlamyTiny drug-carrying robots that can move against the direction of blood flow…

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